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MPS continues the jazz royalty reissue parade

 

Albums by Oscar Peterson, The Count Basie Orchestra and Rolf Kühn are reissued Friday via Edel Germany in partnership with Bob Frank Entertainment

 

NEW YORK CITY (16 July 2021): Record collectors continue to rejoice as Germany’s first jazz label, MPS Records, reissues albums on vinyl and CD by many of the biggest artists in the genre. On Friday, albums by Oscar Peterson and his trio, The Count Basie Orchestra, and Rolf Kühn resurface via Edel Germany in partnership with Bob Frank Entertainment.

 

Reissued on standard black vinyl and CD earlier this month, Peterson’s “Motions & Emotions” was released Friday as a limited edition numbered blue vinyl LP. Always a swinger who exhibited extraordinary speed and dexterity, the Canadian jazz pianist interpreted a popular songbook on this 1969 release, interpreting material by John Lennon & Paul McCartney, Burt Bacharach & Hal David, Henry Mancini, Antonio Carlos Jobim and Jimmy Webb, among others. The ten-track album captures Peterson with his astute quartet lavishly illumined by an orchestra.

 

Peterson tipped off MPS about the vocal group from Chicago called The Singers Unlimited, a studio foursome led by Gene Puerling known for crafting elaborate layers of vocal tracks in their recordings. The pianist’s trio – Peterson, George Mraz on bass and Louis Hayes on drums – teamed with The Singers Unlimited for 1971’s “In Tune,” the first release spawned during a decade-long recording relationship between the sophisticated singers and MPS. Arriving Friday on vinyl and CD, the collection showcases Peterson’s nimble piano and the group’s vocal harmonies venturing through a varied set list that boasts a swinging strut down “Sesame Street,” a couple of Brazilian numbers (Jobim’s “Children’s Game” and Luiz Bonfá’s “The Gentle Rain), and classics culled from the Great American Songbook, including “It Never Entered My Mind,” “The Shadow of Your Smile” and “Once Upon A Summertime.”

 

Count Basie’s 17-piece orchestra fills 1970’s “High Voltage” with swinging, big band renditions of standards the outfit had never recorded previously in its 30-year history. Recruiting Cuban composer/arranger Chico O’Farrill to arrange, The Count Basie Orchestra rifles through a dozen popular selections such as “The Lady Is A Tramp,” “Bewitched,” “Get Me To The Church On Time,” “On The Sunny Side of the Street” and “I Didn’t Know What Time It Was.”

 

In honor of Kühn’s 90th birthday two years ago, the clarinetist is the subject of a nine-LP boxset entitled “The Best Is Yet To Come,” which is comprised of seven newly remastered vinyl albums from his catalogue along with a pair of live recordings of the Rolf + Joachim Kühn Quartet from 1966’s Berlin Jazz Days and 1967’s Newport Jazz Festival that had never before been released. A rare-bred German who managed to find success living and playing jazz in America, Kühn was an exceptional artist with a unique sound and distinctive style, a quintessential jazz man who evolved throughout his career from big band swing to more adventurous and improvisational jazz.

 

For more information and to see what else is coming soon from MPS, please visit https://www.mps-music.com.

 

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About MPS

 

Jazz history was forged in the rustic Black Forest of Germany in 1968 when Hans Georg Brunner-Schwer launched MPS and recorded some of the genre’s seminal artists. Legends like Ella Fitzgerald, Dizzy Gillespie, Oscar Peterson, Dexter Gordon, Freddie Hubbard, The Count Basie Orchestra and George Duke released albums on the prestigious label known for its high-level recording technique and distinctive aesthetic.

 

 

About Bob Frank Entertainment

 

Bob Frank Entertainment (BFE) was formed in 2012 by longtime entertainment business executive and entrepreneur Bob Frank. BFE divisions include Admiral Lane Music Publishing, Bob Frank Distribution (BFD), independent label Red River Entertainment, and Damson Lane Film Production. BFE has teamed with Germany’s Edel to reissue albums in North America from the famed MPS label over the coming months.

 

 

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TICKETS & INFO

Performing Music From Her Latest Recording
’ROUND MIDNIGHT RE-IMAGINED

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Vocalist and Los Angeles native Amber Weekes releases ’Round Midnight Re-Imagined: her jazzy tale dedicated to family, romance and New York City!

Artist: AMBER WEEKES

Title: ’ROUND MIDNIGHT RE-IMAGINED

Artist Website: amberweekes.com

Release Date: May 1, 2021

Label: Amber Inn Productions

Catalog Number: 005

UPC Code: 085218012007Re-Imagined

Track listing 

1. Hazel’s Hips 2:33

2. Summer Samba 4:27

3. Cristo Redentor / I Want Jesus To Walk With Me 5:02

4. Sistermoon/Summertime 5:05

5. My Romance 3:28

6. Don’t You Feel My Leg 3:14

The Bar Suite: 

7. Something Cool 5:11

8. One For My Baby 3:50

9. The Man That Got Away 4:31

10. Lovers 4:00

11. ’Round Midnight 4:58

12. More Than You Know 5:49

Total CD Time: 53:30

Musicians: Amber Weekes – VOCALS, Danny Grissett, Eddy Olivieri – Piano; Trevor Ware – Bass; Sherman Ferguson – Drums; Louis Van Taylor – Alto Saxophone; Phil Upchurch, Greg Cook – Guitar; Scott Steen – Trumpet; Mark Cargill Producer, String Arranger/Conductor, Violin

Hand Claps: Trevor Ware, Sherman Ferguson, Danny Grissett, Peter C. Ross

Weekes, who served as Executive Producer, is supported by a superb cast of Southern California musicians including pianists Danny Grissett and Eddy Olivieri, bassist Trevor Ware, drummer Sherman Ferguson, saxophonist/flutist Louis Van Taylor, guitarists Phil Upchurch and Greg Cook, trumpeter Scott Steen, and the esteemed producer, string arranger/conductor, and violinist Mark Cargill. With Weekes’ vivid and velvet vocals, and her simpatico ensemble, augmented by Cargill’s magnificent string arrangements, this recording features the music of Oscar Brown, Jr., Duke Pearson, Sting, George Gershwin, J.M. Williams and Danny Barker, Marcos Valle, Rogers & Hart, William Barnes, Harold Arlen and Johnny Mercer, Victor Youmans, Natalie Cole, and Thelonious Monk.
This CD, a fully remixed, remastered, and reorchestrated commercial version of a 2002 promotional recording made for clubs and festivals, features vignettes inspired by the New York stories Weekes heard from her family—especially by her father, the late Martin Weekes. Those stories are sonically signatured by a diverse selection of ballads, blues, a bossa nova, standards, and a jazz classic. Her grandparents, Wilfred and Nettie Weekes, owned a Harlem luncheonette located on the corner of St. Nicholas Ave. & 155th St., which featured some famous customers including Duke Ellington, Billy Strayhorn, Harry Belafonte, Lena Horne, Sarah Vaughan and Diahann Carroll. Brown’s bouncy “Hazel’s Hips,” sets the scene where another customer, Sidney Poitier, fell in love with Weekes’ Aunt Dolores, who worked at the luncheonette. Valle’s “Summer Samba,” celebrates the maiden voyage of a young couple’s love affair. Pearson’s “Cristo Redentor,” with lyrics from the Negro spiritual “I Want Jesus To Walk With Me,” provides the rich, reverent resonance for a religious encounter at the famous St. John The Divine cathedral.
Battery Park below Lower Manhattan, is the location for Sting’s “Sister Moon,” paired with lyrics from Gershwin’s “Summertime,” where a young man contemplates his romantic future, while the Rodgers & Hart classic, “My Romance” and Cole’s uptempo “Lovers”—with background vocals by Lynne Fiddmont—provides the sumptuous sonic settings for a dynamic romantic duet. “Don’t You Feel My Leg” is a bluesy, guys-night-out-at-the-club selection about the limits of flirtation.
The centerpiece of the CD is “The Bar Suite”: A three-track opus Weekes dedicated to her late father, who died in 2016. He was a trombonist and vocalist who graduated New York’s High School of Music and Art, and was a nightclub singer who emulated Frank Sinatra, and turned down a recording contract. The suite consists of Barnes’ “Something Cool,” and two Arlen/Mercer gems, “One For My Baby,” and “The Man That Got Away,” which introduces our anonymous lady who drowns her troubles after hours. The Ware/Olivieri-arranged, Latin-tinged title track, is a musical letter of lament sung by our lonely lady back at her Long Island home, longing for her lover. On Youmans’ “More Than You Know,” arranged by the Grammy nominated, L.A. vocalist Sue Raney, Weekes leaves it up to the listener to decide whether the damsel from Long Island found her man, or it’s the start of another couple’s more perfect union.
Those torch songs have been burning in Weekes ever since she started singing at the age of four. Growing up in a musical household, she heard Sinatra, Fitzgerald, Nat King Cole, Barbra Streisand, Shirley Bassey and Nancy Wilson. Weekes—who also played the viola—took voice lessons with Gwendolyn Wyatt, Jeanne and Phil Moore, Jr., Catherine Hansen, Sue Fink and Sue Raney. She performed in many Southern California venues including the Jazz Bakery, the Sky Room, and Vitello’s. She also performed at Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas, and at the New Rochelle Jazz Festival in New York. Her debut CD, Pure Imagination, was released in 2019, followed by her Christmas album, The Gathering, in 2020, and her 2021 EP, My Romance—A Special Valentine.
Amber Weekes’ ’Round Midnight Re-Imagined is her soulful, swinging tribute to her late father, and his stories of New York!
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100% super fun record here!! And with a shared 55+ years of playing together (at least two at a time, that is), it’s awesome!

Released today on CD+digital is Confluence! This new album by Argentine in-demand pianist & composer Ernesto Jodos is back AGAIN with a phenomenal piano trio album (if you remember, we released two last year; Earlier Trips with Matt Pavolka, Jeff Hirschfield & Donny McCaslin, and Un Viaggio with Hernán Merlo and Eloy Michelini).

Confluence, the newest, features US pioneering legends Mark Helias (of Dewey Redman, Anthony Braxton, Ed Blackwell, Tony Malaby, Tom Rainey, Tim Berne) on bass and Barry Altschul (of Circle, Paul Bley, Chick Corea, Andrew Hill, Braxton) on drums, all presenting original compositions in the vein of loose, free-ish, guided standard-tune playing; sometimes swung hard, sometimes straight, always communicating.

It’s available on CD! And like all of our releases at the moment, you can PAY-WHAT-YOU-WANT (slash) CAN for the digital version!

Original art and design by yours truly…

Thanks for reading!
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Confluence Cover Art

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Ernesto Jodos just released Confluence, check it out here.

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For Immediate Release

Cleopatra Records Mourns The Passing Of CINDERELLA Guitarist JEFF LABAR

Los Angeles, CA – Cleopatra Records is sad to hear of the passing of the supremely talented rock guitarist Jeff LaBar at age 58. LaBar’s dexterous and melodic playing helped propel Cinderella’s 1986 debut album Night Songs to the #3 spot on the Billboard album charts and would soon be certified platinum. Being an integral part of Cinderella’s sound, LaBar would continue with the group all the way through to their final recording as a band, the phenomenal 1999 concert album Live At The Key Club, which was released on CD by Cleopatra Records’ metal imprint Deadline Music. LaBar’s talent showed through on that live recording as well as on the impressive video concert document In Concert, which was released as a DVD in 2005 capturing LaBar and the boys on their massive 1991 Heartbreak Station tour. The DVD would be RIAA Certified Gold later that year. LaBar continued to record with other projects like Freak Show featuring Quiet Riot drummer Frankie Banali and the band Naked Beggars and would occasionally re-unite with Tom Keifer and the rest of Cinderella for some spectacular live performances that are certain to live on in fan’s memories for years to come.

Cleopatra Records owner Brian Perera remarked “Jeff LaBar was such an amazing guitarist and a very dear friend. We will miss him and the good times we shared. We extend all our love and deepest sympathies to his family and fans.”

Photo by David Plastik

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The Poppermost, One-Man “Beat Group” Feat. Joe Kane From Scotland Delivers Beatlesque Power-Poppin’ Folk-Rockin’ Roll On Debut Album “Hits To Spare”

Released August 27, 2021 on Think Like A Key Music

With the genuine desire to create a continuation of the FABS early vibe, The Poppermost is the one-man mission of Glasgow multi-instrumentalist Joe Kane – whose attention to detail is impeccable; the structure and arrangements, the playing, the sentimentality is all there along with the in-jokes, creating songs that satisfy your innermost Fab Four desires.

The Poppermost finds Joe in his garage studio playing everything himself. Utilising an array of instruments, microphones and recording techniques, all glued together by bargain basement analogue junk that builds up to the very first Poppermost album, “Hits To Spare.”

Short, sweet and exactly as they used to make ‘em, “Hits To Spare” does exactly what it says on the sleeve. Kicking off with an enthusiastic “1-2-3-4,” the opening track “Egg And Chips,” with its solid back beat-driven Cavern Club stomp and ascending “ah-ah-ah’s” sets the scene for what follows. In just over half an hour, “Hits To Spare” packs in a multitude of double-tracked vocals, three-part harmonies and major sixth endings that’ll leave you giddy and dizzy, dizzy, dizzy Miss Lizzy.

Within these carefully considered grooves there are rockers galore like “Goodnight Georgia Peach” and “Laziest Fella In The Realm.” Then there is the chugging, chiming “Ticket To Ride” inspired “Park And Ride” alongside the romantic balladry of “Get It Down.” Whether it’s the Lennon-like “you wanted the werld and I gave you the werld” here, a woody McCartney bass-line there, a multitude of 12-string chiming George middle eight’s, with everything held in place by a perfect Ringo compressed backbeat, there’s a song for every occasion.

“Ultimately, this album was about making a very fresh, quick and positive pop record, utilising the recording aesthetics and sound of my favourite music,” says Kane, who is currently putting together a live version of the band that’ll be ready to get people twisting and shouting as soon as possible.

Based out of Glasgow, Scotland, Joe Kane stays a busy man and has a busy track record, having recorded under various aliases such as Dr. Cosmos’ Tape Lab (You Are The Cosmos) and Radiophonic Tuckshop (Last Night From Glasgow) while working with countless artists including the late, great Neil Innes (The Rutles), Joey Molland (Badfinger), Alan White (Plastic Ono Band), BMX Bandits and Ette. He can also be heard kick starting the recent Ex Norwegian & Friends tribute album to Liverpool singer-songwriter Jimmy Campbell, Sing Jimmy Campbell with a fantastic take of his classic Rockin’ Horse track “Yes It Is.”

This latest project, The Poppermost, exists to remind us of a time when the world shook to the giddy monophonic thunk of Merseybeat, to a time of Dansettes and desert boots, when R&B didn’t mean Rhianna and Beyonce and an MP3 was Harold Wilson and a couple of his Westminster mates out on the razz down Carnaby Street.

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Watch the video trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=utuSWmeK3zc

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Pre-order the album: https://tlak.rocks/hitstospare

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Last-minute!  Bob Meyer is in the NW from New York, and I am hosting another house concert at Dr Wheelz’ Pad Monday, July 19th.  Many longtime Olympia residents/jazz fans will remember Bob from the 1980s and ’90s living here and playing with Bert Wilson (“Dr Wheelz).  He and Bert gave us a shot of NY high-energy jazz.
Bob has lined up some great musicians for this: Phil Sparks-great bass player from Seattle and powerful Olympia saxophonist (ex-student of Bert Wilson and saxophonist of the more-recent lineup of Obrador.  Michael Olson on percussion will be sitting in and I will probably play some flute also…
This is a Monday night in a residential neighborhood, so the music will start at 7:30 and ought to wrap up by 10.  There will be 2 sets with a break between them for socializing, gathering contributions (all of which go to the musicians) and music sales (I have CDs, cassette tapes, and LPs of Bob playing with Bert Wilson and Rebirth available: just ask me if you are interested…).
This will be an indoor affair, so if you are not vaccinated, please wear a mask.  I will have some beverages and light food available (feel free to bring something to share–but you aren’t obligated).  RSVP by replying to this email if you plan to attend.
Oh, my! Jazz IS alive!!
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The Regions
A Tribute to Ron Miller
First Single ‘Halcyon Days’
Drops July 15This song shows the influence that Ravel had on Ron’s musical development. The opening chord with chorus is much like the opening of Ravel’s “Daphnis and Chloe”. The rest of the composition shows an influence of the more open style similar to early Weather Report and similar groups of the early ‘70s.
Jon Gilutin: keyboards, production

Steve Rucker: drums

Jeff Carswell: bass

Steve Watson: guitar

Dave Fernandez: saxophone

Murph Aucamp: percussion

LISTEN HERE


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 The Regions are a new group formed by old friends, and University of Miami jazz alumni, from years agowho reunited during the pandemic lockdown. After recording a few songs together, and excited with the results, the group decided to record a tribute toRon Miller, Professor Emeritus of Jazz Studies at the University of Miami, featuring his original compositionsin a new reimagined format. The recording also includes “Miller Road”, an original composition by JonGilutin, written as a tribute to Ron.

The Regions are made up of core members Steve Rucker, Jon Gilutin, Steve Watson and Jeff Carswell,along with John Lovell and David Fernandez. Also featured are Murph Aucamp, Wendy Pedersen, BrianPotts, John Daversa and Gary Keller.

Take a listen to these exciting new arrangements and experience the musicianship, creativity, groove and expression that is… The Regions!

“Here we have a most interesting group of talented and creative musicians, collaborating and conjuringsome of the early serene musical landscaping of groups and artists like . . Weather Report’s “Orange Lady”on their composition ‘Halcyon Days’. . to shades of the exquisite CTI sound on “Seventh Sign”. Jimmy Haslip Grammy award winning bassist/producer and founding member of The Yellowjackets. 6/23/21

“Kudos to all involved in this soulful, loving treatment of Ronnie Miller’s good old tunes (some may benewer, I’m uninformed). Special mention here goes to my fellow Vince- ite Jon Gilutin who sounds greatthroughout; the rhythm section of Jeff and Steve R are grooving and partying like it’s 1979, and my oldFoster Building and beyond partner Steve Watson gets some very nice angular, wide interval-leaping solosin, so much so that he broke a string on the last, live-from-the ‘70s ripping solo (although my cloth earscouldn’t tell the string broke). Nice job, men.” Bruce Hornsby 6/7/21

“The Regions are friends and world-class musicians that have joined forces to record anamazing tribute to the iconic jazz composer Ron Miller.

As a Professor Emeritus of Jazz Studies at the University of Miami, Ron has influenced countless musicians worldwide. His compositions have been recorded by many leading artists.

This music is a testament to the innovative compositional stylings and timeless nature of Ron’s music.

Thanks to all for bringing this project to life and for honoring one of the greatcomposers of our time.”
Mark Egan April 19, 2021

 

 

 

 

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Welcome back…We’re very glad to be riverside in the park and are looking forward to a great day. We’ve implemented a few changes to ensure your safety and peace of mind.

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Pianist/Composer Fred Hersch earns multiple DownBeat Critics Poll accolades, tours Europe, and announces new album

©Rebecca AshleyFred Hersch: Refuge, due out January 7, 2022 via Palmetto Records, features Hersch with Drew Gress, Jochen Rueckert & The Hudson String Quartet

Fred Hersch belongs to the jazz piano aristocracy, that small elite called to leave a lasting mark.” –  Louis-Julien Nicolaou, Télérama, June 2021

“Fred Hersch is always on target. Right in the heart. By playing ‘Songs from Home.’ Fred Hersch makes Bal Blomet his home. The audience’s silence is worthy of that of the forest that surrounds the house where this album was recorded…. Fred Hersch makes the piano sing…. The public does not want to leave. Fred Hersch either.” – Guillaume Lagrée, Le jars jase jazz, June 2021

Iconic pianist/composer Fred Hersch – one of the first to find a new way forward in the pandemic both through his Facebook Tune of the Day performances and via his reflective solo album Songs from Home – heads to the studio in August to record Fred Hersch: Refuge, his first-ever album with rhythm section and string quartet.  It will be released January 7, 2022 via Palmetto Records.

Featuring Hersch with Drew Gress, Jochen Rueckert and the all-female NYC-based Hudson String Quartet: Joyce Hammann and Laura Seaton-Finn, violins; Lois Martin, viola; and Jody Redhage Ferber, cello, the album was inspired by Hersch’s Buddhism and his 20-year insight mindfulness meditation practice. The bulk of the album is an eight-movement suite that reflects on different aspects of that practice

“In Buddhism, there are the three refuges: refuge in the Buddha, refuge in the sangha (community of practitioners) and refuge in the dhamma (the teachings),” says Hersch. “At this time of global impermanence, I have found some degree of comfort in these refuges – places that I can turn to and feel somewhat less affected by it all of the suffering and toxicity around me. And these refuges also give me some strength to stay in the present and know that there are many things that are out of my control – but I can call upon my practice to be with my experiences instead of reacting to them.”

Hersch recently earned accolades in DownBeat Magazine’s 2021 Critics Poll as #2 Jazz Artist, #3 Pianist, and #4 Jazz Album of the Year for Songs From Home. Hersch also earned a spot as one of the best pianists of 2020 in the JazzTimes Readers Poll.  He is currently on tour in Europe where he’s earning wide critical acclaim for his over a dozen shows – his first concerts before an audience in 14 months. Reviewing his concert in Paris, Guillaume Lagrée wrote “Fred Hersch is always on target… The public does not want to leave. Fred Hersch either.” Hersch also performed in Recklinghausen, Rome, Carpi, Vicenza, Pescara, Bari, Perugia, Umbria, Montreux, and Brescia – as a solo pianist, with trio and duo in a new partnership with Italian jazz legend trumpeter Enrico Rava.

Hersch will continuing touring both the U.S. and Europe throughout the fall. His dates include a week at the Village Vanguard in a duo with Julian Lage October 19-25, and a series of duo shows in Europe with Enrico Rava in October and November. Click here for upcoming tour dates.

Fred Hersch
A select member of jazz’s piano pantheon, Fred Hersch is a pervasively influential creative force who has shaped the music’s course over more than three decades as an improviser, composer, educator, bandleader, collaborator and recording artist. With some fifty albums to his credit as a leader or co-leader, he’s a 15-time Grammy Award nominee who continues to earn jazz’s most prestigious awards, including recent distinctions as a 2016 Doris Duke Artist and 2018 Jazz Pianist of the Year from the Jazz Journalists Association. Proclaimed “a living legend” by The New Yorker, Hersch has long defined jazz’s creative edge in a wide variety of settings, from his breathtaking solo recitals and exploratory duos to his extraordinary trios and innovative chamber settings. As a composer, he is a recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship – and his recent releases, Live In Europe with his celebrated trio, and the 2020 solo disc Songs From Home are definitive statements. His acclaimed memoir Good Things Happen Slowly is available from Crown Archetype Books.    fredhersch.com      facebook.com/fredherschmusic

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Peter Sprague’s Rendezvous In Realtime
live in concert

7/28/2021 at 12pm PDT
Encinitas Library
540 Cornish Drive
Encinitas, CA 92024

Peter Sprague’s Rendezvous In Realtime
live in concert

8/1/2021 at 7:30pm PDT
SpragueLand Studio
Encinitas, CA 92024 U.S.A
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Guitarist Peter Sprague leads this unique group featuring Bridget Dolkas on violin, Lars Hoefs on cello, Duncan Moore on percussion, and Sprague on the twin neck guitar. The sound is jazz chamber music with leanings towards the samba, flamenco, swing, and celtic. Their “Samba Andaluza” CD was nominated for Best Jazz Recording in the 2018 San Diego Music Awards. For this concert they’ll be presenting the world premier of Peter’s new composition “Rendezvous in Realtime,” a three movement piece commissioned by Chamber Music of America’s 2018 New Jazz Works grant in association with the Doris Duke Foundation.
Peter Sprague — guitar
Bridget Dolkas — violin
Lars Hoefs — cello
Duncan Moore — percussion and vibes
Note from Peter:We’re meeting up at the Encinitas Library for an in person concert! Great to be back!

It’s a dream for some of us composers to have built in bucks and an open calendar to create a new extended work. It doesn’t happen that often but that very magic scenario landed into my world back in 2018. I applied for the Chamber Music America New Jazz Works grant and apparently they liked my musical samples and the next thing I knew was I clearing up my calendar and making way for some concentrated composing exploration.

What emerged after a month of isolation was a three movement piece called “Rendezvous In Realtime.”

Back in the late 60’s Richard Alpert, also known as Ram Dass, was living his truth and documenting his findings in his book “Be Here, Now.” The title kind of says it all. “My Rendezvous in Realtime” takes cues from Ram Dass and attempts to take the listener on a journey from the state of mind that Everything Is Music, past the barrier in which we are Coded By Culture, and into the bliss state where we have the freedom to dance like Tom O’Shea.

In addition to the previous mentioned three movements we’ll also add in a few songs from our “Samba Andaluza”recording.

Can’t wait and hope you can tune in!

Notes about the livestream:

Price of admission? Actually the concert is free but we will have a “virtual tip jar” complete with PayPal, Zelle and Venmo info for you to donate whatever you feel good about.

Paypal: petersprague@sbcglobal.net
(It’ll show up as Satyam Music, that’s my music company)
Venmo: @PeterSprague
Zelle: Peter Sprague peter@petersprague.com

You don’t have to watch the show live. The same YouTube link will bring up the recording for you to view anytime.

If you do watch it live (and we recommend this), you can participate in the live chat during the concert as long as you have a YouTube account.

Click here to watch a vid, leading you through the easy process of creating a YouTube account. Maybe do this before the concert begins.

If you do have an account and you’re logged in, you can type something fun into the chat box and that’s how we create modern day jazz community in this era of the pandemic. Maybe start with something simple like “Hi, this is Lisa from Wyoming” or “Hi, I’m Reggie from Portland.” By doing this we’ve got an app that will magically take your name and location and drop a pin on a spinning globe. During the show we’ll visit all of the listeners and say hi and marvel at your exotic places of residence.  No worries about privacy…How many Lisa’s are in the entire state of Wyoming? Or “Reggie’s in Portland, Maine?

See you in the great algorithm of the sky!

best, Peter

 

 

 

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For Immediate ReleaseMEGADETH Announces First Commercial Release Of Unplugged Concert Performed In 2001!

Los Angeles, CA – It was one of the most unique and sought-after concert experiences in Megadeth fandom – an intimate, scaled-down performance featuring Dave Mustaine & Co. on acoustic guitars stripping down their heavy metal anthems to their primal elements. These special engagements became the stuff of legend over the years and recordings of these performances were made available exclusively through the Megadeth fanclub. But now, the band have partnered with Los Angeles-based indie label Cleopatra Records to make this experience open to all with the first-ever commercial release of Unplugged In Boston, a spectacular acoustic concert recorded in 2001.

Coming just on the heels of the band’s stylishly aggressive album The World Needs A Hero, the set list kicks off with one of that album’s best tracks, the turbulent “Dread And The Fugitive Mind” before launching into a string of older favorites including several from the 1997 album Cryptic Writings as well as an excerpt from “Holy Wars…The Punishment Due.” But Mustaine & gang save the best for last, closing the show with a superb one-two punch of “Moto Psycho,” Hero’s highest charting single, and the unforgettable “Symphony Of Destruction,” Megadeth’s mainstream breakthrough that still manages to get the audience’s blood pumping! All in all, it’s an extraordinary concert that Megadeth fans will not want to miss!

Unplugged In Boston will be available on digital as well as digipak CD and vinyl in an array of color options to choose from.

Order the CD/vinyl: https://cleorecs.com/store/?s=megadeth+unplugged&post_type=product

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Track List:
1. Dread And The Fugitive Mind
2. Trust
3. Time: The Beginning
4. Use The Man
5. Holy Wars…The Punishment Due
6. Almost Honest
7. Promises
8. She-Wolf
9. Moto Psycho
10. Symphony Of Destruction

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LAST CHANCE!

Last Few Seats To My Jazz Improv Class

Just a few seats remain for my upcoming Jazz Improv Workshop on Lively! If you haven’t booked your seat already, head over right now to GoLive.ly to reserve. This 90-minute workshop uses the Barry Harris System of Jazz Improvisation, which is Be-Bop based.

I’ll show you how to start using real jazz phrases on Jazz Blues Progression in C; Rhythm Changes, like in “I Got Rhythm”; and the Jazz standard, “I’ll Remember April” in G and more! By the end of the workshop, you will be able to play jazz licks or phrases on these tunes. All levels, ages, and instruments are welcome!

The class takes place this Sunday, July 18th at 2 PM EST. Space is extremely limited and only registered students will get access to the 7-day replay. Don’t miss out!

Instant Access to My Guitar Arrangements and Printables Lessons

Excited to announce this new addition to my shop: You now have access to a collection of my arrangements and printable lessons for six and seven-string guitar! The titles made available are a result of your inquiries and feedback. My arrangements include, “Stella By Starlight”, “Fly Me To The Moon” and “Giant Steps”. The lessons include “7 String Walking Basslines” and “6 String Comping a la Freddy Greene”. Please let me know if there’s something you’d like to see in a collection of printed materials.

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When I want to relax and listen to some of my favorite jazz guitarists like George Benson, John Scofield, or Pasquale Grasso, I tune in to the jazz guitar playlist on Amazon Music Unlimited. I’m happy to gift you, four months of Amazon Music Unlimited for FREE so that you can create your own playlists or listen to your favorite podcasts – anytime, anywhere, on all your devices, ad-free.

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For Immediate ReleaseJACK RUSSELL’S GREAT WHITE Return To Their Roots On New Studio Recordings Of LED ZEPPELIN Songs!

Los Angeles, CA – The year was 1998 when hard rock icons Great White released Great Zeppelin: A Tribute To Led Zeppelin, an electrifying live album that found GW frontman Jack Russell stepping into the vocal shoes of Zeppelin singer Robert Plant for a phenomenal full-length celebration of that British band’s long lasting influence on Russell & company. The album quickly became a fan favorite and proved beyond the shadow of a doubt that Russell possessed one of the most powerful voices in rock music.

Since that time, over 20 years later, fans have been clamoring for a follow-up and now Jack Russell’s Great White is ready to deliver! Great Zeppelin II: A Tribute To Led Zeppelin is the long-awaited sequel that rocks even harder than its predecessor and includes all-new covers of “Kashmir,” “Houses Of The Holy,” “Misty Mountain Hop” and more! Russell, of course, remains in top form and he’s ably backed by stellar guitarists Robby Lachner & Michael Olivieri along with bassist Dan McNay & drummer Dicki Fliszar. The full album gets officially released on August 13 but the band is proud to share the first single, a killer take on the song that was recently honored as having “the greatest guitar riff of all time” by Guitar World magazine, “Whole Lotta Love!”

Stream/download the single: https://orcd.co/jack_russells_great_white_whole_lotta_love

Speaking about the project as a whole, Russell proclaims, “I’m really excited about Great Zep 2. We had such a great time recording it and took the opportunity to choose songs we hadn’t covered on the first one. The band played beautifully and the sound, I believe, is first class. I’m hopeful everyone will enjoy listening to it as much as we did playing it.”

Great Zeppelin II: A Tribute To Led Zeppelin will be available on both CD in a deluxe digipak and on colored vinyl in a gorgeous gatefold jacket!

Pre-order the CD & Vinyl: https://cleorecs.com/store/?s=jack+russell%27s+great+white+great+zeppelin+ii&post_type=product

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Track List:
1. Whole Lotta Love
2. Good Times, Bad Times
3. Misty Mountain Hop
4. Dancin’ Days
5. No Quarter [CD ONLY]
6. Kashmir
7. Houses Of The Holy
8. Trampled Underfoot
9. Moby Dick [CD ONLY]
10. The Rover [CD ONLY]
11. Stairway To Heaven [CD ONLY]
12. Heartbreaker
13. Livin’ Lovin’ Maid [CD ONLY]
14. Communication Breakdown

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“Excited to be the instructor for Open Studio’s upcoming Brazilian Styles Masterclass on Friday, July 16 @ 1pm ET exclusively for Open Studio members.Become a member today at 25% off to get access:

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MPS cracked open the vault to reissue albums by jazz illuminati on vinyl and CD

 

Albums by Ella Fitzgerald, Freddie Hubbard, George Duke, Oscar Peterson Trio, Baden Powell, Bill Evans and Joe Henderson dropped Friday via Edel Germany in partnership with Bob Frank Entertainment

 

NEW YORK CITY (12 July 2021): The treasure trove of MPS Records album reissues that began last month from Germany’s first jazz label continued last Friday with vinyl and CD releases of albums by such luminaries as Ella Fitzgerald, Freddie Hubbard, George Duke, Oscar Peterson Trio and Baden Powell while albums by Bill Evans and Joe Henderson dropped as limited-edition colored vinyl LPs. The records arrived via Edel Germany in partnership with Bob Frank Entertainment.

 

Reissued in June as limited-edition color vinyl LPs exclusively through Vinyl Me, Please, Fitzgerald’s “Sunshine Of Your Love” and Hubbard’s “The Hub of Hubbard” are now available on traditional black vinyl and CD.

 

Known as the Queen of Jazz, Fitzgerald challenged herself by electing to sing an album of rock and pop classics by such artists as Eric Clapton, the Beatles, and Burt Bacharach along with a few standards. Half of “Sunshine Of Your Love” (1969) was recorded live using a big band while the other half features Fitzgerald’s longtime accompanists, the Tommy Flanagan Trio.

 

While on a European tour in 1969 with his world-class quintet, Hubbard trekked to the German Black Forest to record “The Hub of Hubbard” for MPS. The trumpeter had already forged a unique sound that mixed hard bop, soul and fusion. Hubbard and the band, which features saxophonist Eddie Daniels, pianist Roland Hanna and a taut rhythm section formed by bassist Richard Davis and drummer Louis Hayes, stretch out on the four-song set that includes a 13-minute exploration of the standard “Without A Song.”

 

A pair of jazz-fusion albums by Duke, “Feel” and “I Love the Blues, She Heard My Cry,” were reissued on vinyl and CD. When “Feel” was released in 1975, it came at a transitional time when Duke was establishing himself as a solo artist after being a noted sideman. Mixing fusion and rock, the keyboardist exhibits experimental use of synthesizers to create orchestral textures on the disc that includes appearances from frequent collaborator Frank Zappa and a Brazilian jazz expedition alongside iconic vocalist Flora Purim and percussionist Airto Moreira.

 

On “I Love the Blues, She Heard My Cry” (1976), Duke diversifies his blend of fusion further while singing frequently throughout the record. He packs a punch on metal/hard rock tracks mashed up with funk, soul and blues. With the rhythm section anchored by longtime collaborator Ndugu Chancler on drums, among the guitarists who shred on the record are Lee Ritenour and George Johnson (Brothers Johnson). Purim and Moreira reappear to provide Brazilian nuances.

 

Canadian jazz pianist Oscar Peterson leads an astute trio completed by bassist Georg Mraz and drummer Ray Price on a set list that includes some of Peterson’s original compositions along with pages from the Great American Songbook on 1970’s “Walking The Line.” The vinyl and CD reissues capture the threesome reimagining timeless tunes by Cole Porter, Michel Legrand, Sammy Cahn, Richard Rodgers and Johnny Mercer.

 

Powell began his nine-year association with MPS with 1966’s “Tristeza on Guitar,” and despite the title, it is far from a sad-themed outing. Deploying sambas and Afro-Brazilian rhythms, the Brazilian guitar master runs the gamut of emotion – from intimacy and mystery to celebration and exuberance – on the reissued vinyl LP and CD.

 

Released as a limited-edition orange vinyl LP, Evan’s “Symbiosis” is an adventurous outing by the legendary jazz pianist who typically performed in trio settings. This 1974 album is a rare treat, pairing Evans with a philharmonic conducted by prolific composer-arranger Claus Ogerman. Whether on acoustic or electric piano, Evans’ lyrical play guides listeners through sprawling expanses ranging from big band grandiosity to minimalism, from exotic samba to jazz, and from lavish string arrangements to dramatic film music.

 

Henderson’s “Mirror Mirror” garnered reissue as a limited green vinyl LP. The GRAMMY-winning tenor saxophone titan surrounds himself with greatness on this all-star 1980 recording that could have been attributed to a quartet since the musicians – pianist Chick Corea, bassist Ron Carter and drummer Billy Higgins – share the spotlight equitably.

 

For more information and to see what else is coming soon from MPS, please visit https://www.mps-music.com.

 

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About MPS

 

Jazz history was forged in the rustic Black Forest of Germany in 1968 when Hans Georg Brunner-Schwer launched MPS and recorded some of the genre’s seminal artists. Legends like Ella Fitzgerald, Dizzy Gillespie, Oscar Peterson, Dexter Gordon, Freddie Hubbard, The Count Basie Orchestra and George Duke released albums on the prestigious label known for its high-level recording technique and distinctive aesthetic.

 

 

About Bob Frank Entertainment

 

Bob Frank Entertainment (BFE) was formed in 2012 by longtime entertainment business executive and entrepreneur Bob Frank. BFE divisions include Admiral Lane Music Publishing, Bob Frank Distribution (BFD), independent label Red River Entertainment, and Damson Lane Film Production. BFE has teamed with Germany’s Edel to reissue albums in North America from the famed MPS label over the coming months.

 

 

 

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Faculty
Piano: Zaccai Curtis, Ray Gallon, & Eugene Uman
Woodwinds: Camille Thurman
Vocal: NEA Jazz Master Sheila Jordan & Jay Clayton
Guitar: Freddie Bryant

Every August, the VJC’s Summer Jazz Workshop hosts  multi-generational participants from around the world for an intense week of study.

This year, the VJC will celebrate its 46th season by providing an online program from August 9-13th  for wind players, vocalists and guitarists and an in-person program for pianists at the Brattleboro Music Center during the same time frame. World-class faculty encourage and support the musical development of each participant by utilizing a teaching style based on positive reinforcement.

 

 

 

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  The Charlie Apicella Trio: Classic Guitar
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Top 50 Classic Jazz radio chart
February 2021:
Hear the radio promo by Stu Grant.
Charlie was invited on The Sauce with Rebecca Cohen & Maya Gurantz to discuss his research on the music of Ma Rainey:

Upcoming concerts with Dave Stryker and Greg Skaff:

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For Immediate ReleaseSwiss Rockabilly Kings THE HILLBILLY MOON EXPLOSION Invade The U.S. With Reissues Of Their First 3 Albums!

Los Angeles, CA – Zürich-based rockabilly phenoms The Hillbilly Moon Explosion are all set to bring their highly danceable, hugely energetic brand of rock n’ roll Stateside! Founded by multi-instrumentalist Oliver Baroni along with enchanting chanteuse Emanuela Hutter in 1998, the band became the talk of Europe as they relentlessly toured through Germany, France, Spain, Italy and the UK. Now, the band has partnered with Los Angeles-based indie label Cleopatra Records for the first ever U.S.-based pressings of their albums on both CD and vinyl. Starting with the incredible 2002 debut album, fittingly entitled Introducing The Hillbilly Moon Explosion, which will be released July 23, and followed by the sophomore effort, Bourgeois Baby, coming September 10, HME will be looking to expand their following on this side of the pond in the same way they’ve conquered Europe: with style, impeccable musical chops and impressive songwriting skills! And keep an eye out for the reissue of the superb third album All Grown Up set to be released later this year.

Each CD reissue will come in an attractive digipak and each vinyl release will be available in limited edition colored vinyl housed in a gatefold jacket. Don’t miss out on these very special albums!

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For Immediate ReleaseENUFF Z’NUFF Release Vintage ‘80s Demos In New Box Set NEVER ENUFF!

Los Angeles, CA – From the vault of bassist Chip Z’nuff and vocalist Donnie Vie comes this long buried treasure of early ’80s demos that chronicle the very birth of melodic glam rockers Enuff Z’nuff. Never Enuff – Rarities & Demos, officially scheduled for release on August 27, features high-quality studio recordings consisting entirely of unreleased, original material written by Z’nuff and Vie as they honed their songcraft in the years leading up to their 1989 Atlantic Records self-titled debut album, which featured the massive hit singles “New Thing” and “Fly High Michelle.” All of the band’s elements were present in these early days – the Beatles-esque melodies, the dynamic harmonies, and the feel-good, hippy-vibe energy – all of which have served to make Enuff Z’nuff one of the longest lasting acts to emerge from the glam metal explosion. Just give a listen to the melodic rocker “Bye Bye Love” that the band shares today on digital platforms. No, it’s not a cover of The Everly Brothers well-known song but its melody is just as effervescent and unforgettable, and but a taste of things to come!

Stream/download “Bye Bye Love”: https://orcd.co/enuff_znuff_bye_bye_love

The Never Enuff box comes in both physical formats, as either a 3CD set or 4LP vinyl set with spectacular psychedelic colored vinyl. Both formats include a deluxe booklet featuring numerous rare and unseen photos of the band, many of them shot by veteran photographer Paul Natkin, as well as fan submitted photos from over the years. The booklet’s liner notes were penned by Z’nuff and Vie themselves sharing details about their early struggles in making a name for themselves, defining and refining the band’s sound, and surviving their hard-partying youth!

Pre-order the CD: https://cleorecs.com/store/shop/enuff-znuff-never-enuff-rarities-demos-3cd/

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Track List:
DISC 1: McNulty’s Basement
1. Bye Bye Love
2. I Won’t Forget
3. Say It Isn’t So
4. Girl Crazy
5. Tears Away
6. New Night Tonight
7. Just What You Want
8. Love On Your Mind
9. I Want You Back
10. Never Let You Go
11. Everyone Says No
12. I Can’t Get Over You

DISC 2: Prairie Street
1. Temporarily Disconnected
2. The Real Thing
3. Number One
4. Higher
5. Enough’s Enough
6. Why Does It Have To End
7. Million Miles Away
8. Misery
9. Soldier’s Story
10. Valentine
11. Tossed In My Face
12. Maybe Someday
13. Fallin’ In Love
14.Will You Remember
15. 1, 2, 3

DISC 3: Longwood Towers
1. Crazy Night
2. Still Lovers
3. Somewhere Else For Me
4. Help
5. Holdin’ Out 4 More
6. Yesterday’s Gone
7. How Does It Feel
8. I Don’t Mind
9. So Fine
10. Cupid’s Laughing
11. Tara Nichole
12. No Girl Of Mine
13. Look What You Do

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July 8, 2021

To: Listings/Critics/Features
From: Jazz Promo Services
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Join NEA Jazz Master and five-time Grammy Award winner Dianne Reeves, two-time Grammy winner Kurt Elling and Jazz in July artistic director Bill Charlap for two sensational concerts as all three return to the NYC stage for the very first time! They perform standards, including “Skylark,” “More Than You Know,” “My Foolish Heart,” “September in the Rain” and others by Cole Porter, Leonard Bernstein, Stephen Sondheim and more.

In or around NYC? Join us in person, grab a drink at the bar, and experience the thrill of live jazz again! Or join us by livestream from wherever you are. Either way don’t miss the chance to be part of NYC’s most celebrated summer festival!

Concert livestreams available for 72 hours from time of broadcast

Tue, Jul 20, 7:30 pm ET
Kurt Elling & Bill Charlap: Standard Time
PURCHASE TICKETS
Tue, Jul 27, 7:30 pm ET
Dianne Reeves Meets the Bill Charlap Trio
PURCHASE TICKETS

 

92nd Street Y, 1395 Lexington Avenue, New York, NY 10128
www.92y.org

 


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For Immediate Releaseexo-X-xeno Releases Adventurous Second Single, “Reaching for Beyond,” Featuring Craig Maher, Billy Sherwood, Jay Schellen, and Legendary Keyboardist Patrick Moraz  

On July 15, 2021, progressive rock project exo-X-xeno launches its anticipated second single filled with fluid proggy riffs and elevated harmonic vocals that break through the stratosphere, called “Reaching for Beyond.” This epic song release, along with a companion conceptual promo video, continues the band’s musical journey with a polychromatic tapestry of celestial rock sounds.

“Being part of the collaborative ‘exo-X-xeno’ project, along with Craig Maher, Billy Sherwood, and Jay Schellen, is an ongoing musically uplifting and inspiring experience for me,” says Moraz.

About exo-X-xeno

The exo-X-xeno band, which launched at the beginning of 2021, pushes the prog rock boundaries of space and time with expansive, melodious vocals and sonic instrumental layering—all accomplished with a star-studded roster of musical greats.

Founded by composer, vocalist and guitarist Craig Maher, exo-X-xeno is a musical constellation consisting of bassist and backing vocalist Billy Sherwood (Yes, Toto and Conspiracy with Chris Squire), drummer Jay Schellen (Hurricane, Yes and Asia), and legendary keyboardist Patrick Moraz (Refugee, Yes and The Moody Blues). The group’s release of several singles this year will be fused into the final conceptual album (designed by Maher), entitled, Luminous Voyage.

The band’s first single, “Onward, Love,” successfully debuted on January 15, 2021 to an enthusiastic global prog rock audience.

About Craig Maher, Founder of exo-X-xeno  

Craig Maher’s musical journey as a composer, guitarist, vocalist, and recording and visual artist is sprinkled with celestial eclecticism. Throughout his 30 years of playing, studying and composing guitar-based music, he released two records, Through the Garden of Temptation, and Propel (2009). He composed the music score for the film Brooklyn Lobster, with Danny Aiello and Jane Curtin (2005). Maher has performed in a plethora of venues spanning from the U.S. to Europe and is looking forward to touring with exo-X-xeno in the near future.

“Craig’s exceptional talent for composing, authoring, guitar playing and singing are at the highest level of an amazing creativity,” says Moraz.

What’s Ahead

Stay tuned for the upcoming release of another exo-X-xeno single entitled, “Vitruvian Man,” featuring the Maher/Schellan/Moraz lineup, to be accompanied by another video launch. The single “Reaching for Beyond” will be available for digital download on the official exo-X-xeno website and on Bandcamp on July 15, 2021, with limited CD printed versions released on Shine-ON Records.

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Contact, Purchase and Follow info:

exo-X-xeno website store: https://exo-x-xeno.com/store
Bandcamp Page: https://exo-x-xeno.bandcamp.com
FaceBook: https://www.facebook.com/exoXxeno
YouTube: https://youtube.com/channel/UC65FzNYu83Bzj2XpRlZRi5Q

Press inquiries: Glass Onyon PR, PH: 828-350-8158 (USA), glassonyonpr@gmail.com


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For Immediate ReleaseAlt-Rock Hitmakers SPONGE Announce New Album LAVATORIUM, Release First Single & Video For “STITCH!”

Los Angeles, CA – It’s been nearly 5 years since Detroit’s alternative rock superstars Sponge have released a full-length album of brand-new music. In the interim, the band – still led by singer/founder Vin Dombroski along with longtime guitarists Andy Patalan and Kyle Neely plus bassist Tim Patalan and drummer Jason Hartless – continued to hone their chops with multiple national and international tours. All of that hard work has most certainly paid off, just check out the lead-off track “Stitch” from the band’s new studio album Lavatorium. Kicking off with a pounding floor-tom rhythm, “Stitch” busts into the bathroom stall of your inner mind with a ferocious energy and an absolute monster of a guitar riff that’ll pick your subconscious off the toilet seat and give it a swirly. Filmmaker James Edwards has crafted a provocative, visually unsettling music video for the track that brings this grungy, hard-hitting song to life.

Watch the video: https://youtu.be/X9uzD5TGCD8

Stream the single: https://orcd.co/sponge_stitch

And “Stitch” is just the beginning of the delight that awaits listeners. Dombroski and company offer a passionate glimpse of twisted romance on “Fits My Addiction,” sing an ode to the Year Of Our Pandemic 2020 with “Socially Distant,” and even step into some country boots with “If Cobain Was A Cowboy.” Also don’t miss the band’s supercharged new version of their smash hit from 1994, “Plowed,” which shows just how far these veterans have come. All in all, Lavatorium may be one of the most diverse and satisfying albums of their long career. It will be available on all formats including digital, CD in a digipak, and on limited edition clear vinyl! Dombroski adds, “The band is super excited to have Cleopatra Records release this collection of songs that we’re so proud of. And we can’t wait to play these new songs at the shows for our fans!”

Pre-order the CD/vinyl: https://cleorecs.com/store/?s=sponge+lavatorium&post_type=product

Pre-order/pre-save the digital: https://orcd.co/sponge_lavatorium

Track List:
1. Stitch
2. Catastrophilia
3. The Night Of The Drunken Cobra
4. Socially Distant
5. Fits My Addiction
6. On The Dead Highway
7. Sorry
8. Lavatorium
9. If Cobain Was A Cowboy
10. Devil In The Field
11. All We Ever Wanted
12. Plowed

Press inquiries:
Glass Onyon PR
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PH: 828-350-8158
glassonyonpr@gmail.com

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July 6, 2021

To: Listings/Critics/Features
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TEODROSS AVERY
“LIVE IN NYC”

Available July 16th
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TENOR-SAXOPHONIST TEODROSS AVERY
WILL BE RELEASING HIS LATEST RECORDING, LIVE IN NYC
JULY 16th
Avery performs dynamic and passionate originals plus “’Round Midnight”
with his quartet, creating high-energy improvisations that set the standard
for 21
st century jazz.

Following up on his recent and successful tribute albums to John Coltrane (After The Rain) and Thelonious Monk (Harlem Stories), Teodross Avery puts the emphasis on his original material on Live In NYC. Teamed up with a powerful rhythm section (pianist Benito Gonzalez, bassist Corcoran Holt, and drummer Marvin “Bugalu” Smith), the tenor-saxophonist performs stirring music that is certain to create waves in the music world.

Beginning with the simple but effective theme of “Spiritual Sunrise,” Avery and his musicians perform music that starts out on a very passionate level and then builds from there. While there are times that the group is a little reminiscent of the John Coltrane Quartet, each of the musicians has his own individual voice, creating forward-looking music that never lets up. Benito Gonzalez gained his initial fame for his seven years of touring with Kenny Garrett. Corcoran Holt has worked with the who’s who of jazz (including Garrett, Wycliffe Gordon, Javon Jackson, Steve Turre and Jamison Ross) and was on Avery’s Harlem Stories album while Marvin “Bugalu” Smith (who was also on that recording) has an endless resume that includes associations with Sun Ra, Archie Shepp, Charles Mingus, Chet Baker and countless others.

“Spiritual Sunrise” has solo space for each of the players with Smith’s spot on drums being danceable yet unpredictable. “The Afar Warrior” features among its highlights a virtuosic Holt bass solo before it climaxes with Avery’s screams in the upper register. “Round Midnight” begins with 90 seconds of stunning solo tenor playing from Avery which is followed by a respectful melody chorus and some fresh variations on the Thelonious Monk classic. On the raging “Volatility,” Gonzalez’s piano gets the piece off to a rousing start that fits its title. Avery’s improvisation shows that he excels at the furious tempo. The medium-tempo cooker “Drastic Changes” precedes the brooding “I Don’t Care,” a blues-based tune which, like “All Blues,” is in waltz time. “The Uptown Sound” closes the memorable set with a swinger that clearly inspires the players who often seem to think as one.

Teodross Avery began playing the tenor when he was 13 and his career got off to a fast start. He started attending Berklee when he was 17, led his first record (In Other Words for the GRP label) at 19, and has been a busy musician ever since. In addition to leading a series of stimulating albums, he has recorded with Dee Bridgewater, Hank Jones, Rodney Jones, and Ann Hampton Callaway, toured with Lauryn Hill, worked on numerous films and sessions, earned a Doctorate in Jazz Studies from USC, and became the head of Jazz Studies and Contemporary Music at Cal State University Dominguez Hills. Live In NYC is the latest accomplishment in Teodross Avery’s career, a memorable and powerful statement from one of today’s top tenors.

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RELEASE DATE: JULY 16, 2021

TEODROSS AVERY “LIVE IN NYC”

Artist: TEODROSS AVERY

Title: LIVE IN NYC

Artist Website: www.teodrossavery.com

Release Date: July 16, 2021

Label: Teodross Avery Music

Catalog Number: TA005

UPC Code: 638865198633

Track listing 

1. Spiritual Sunrise, Spiritual Sunset (Live) 14:04

2. The Afar Warrior (Live) 13:16

3. ’Round Midnight (Live) 12:30

(T. Monk, C. Williams, B. Hanighen)

4. Speech (Live) 2:04

5. Volatility (Live) 13:56

6. Drastic Changes (Live) 15:02

7. I Don’t Care (Live) 16:42

8. The Uptown Sound (Live) 15:13

All compositions by Teodross Avery unless otherwise indicated.

Musicians: 

Teodross Avery – tenor saxophone

Benito Gonzalez – piano

Corcoran Holt – bass

Marvin “Bugalu” Smith – drums

 

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For Immediate ReleaseLos Angeles Alt-Rock Band Make Believe Friends Release New Single and Video “The Truth”

Make Believe Friends drops their latest video and single called “The Truth” on Tuesday, July 6, 2021. Mindy Milburn and Laura Espinoza are joined by the talents and amazing skills of Matt Denis & Noel Jasso and produced by Greg Karas.

Make Believe Friends (aka Lunden Reign), is an all original alt-rock band based out of Los Angeles, California. Laura & Mindy have already released 6 singles to critical acclaim.

“‘The Truth’ is filled with lyrically packed intensity matched with a driving bass beat and offset by a wonderfully melodic chorus, delivered by Mindy in a variety of outfits, which is fun to watch.” – Warren Kurtz – Goldmine (Music Magazine)

Watch video here: https://youtu.be/bDcqQjR0WLg (Premieres July 5, 8 p.m. Pacific)

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About “The Truth” by Make Believe Friends (Lyrics by Mindy Milburn)

“The Truth” is about the moment you realize you are enough exactly how you are, and the empowerment that it brings to be able to speak your mind, question the world around you and confront difficult situations.  And in return you want the same from others around you- for them to be honest, upfront, their true-selves.

I don’t wanna have to play participate in this game, this charade
but either way there’s no escape
I don’t wanna have to choose or confuse win or lose
I’m my muse and any offer I can refuse

The idea of being comfortable just being ourselves, unentangled from the pressures of modern society gives the opportunity to be as pure and free as the ocean air. It is The Truth.

About the production:

“The Truth” by Make Believe Friends was written by: (lyrics) Mindy Milburn; (music) Gabe Halcovich & Laura Espinoza, Produced by Greg Karas & Laura Espinoza.

“The Truth” lyrics:

I don’t wanna have to rush anymore,
take my time, work my style,
make’em smile like never before
I don’t wanna have to fake
double take, imitate
make no mistake that I’m gonna even the score
I don’t wanna have to play participate in this game this charade
but either way there’s no escape
I don’t wanna have to choose or confuse win or lose
I’m my muse and any offer I can refuse

Na na, na na na na
Na na, na na na na

All I ever wanted to feel
a touch a breeze
something that’s real
all I ever wanted to see
is the truth being handed back to me

I’m not gonna hold my tongue anymore when someone,
Just for fun makes a mess that can’t be undone.
I’m not gonna turn away, make believe it’s ok,
I’ll tell’ em straight, call it out when a spade’s a spade.
I don’t want to turn my trust into lust I might bust a fake is fake,
but I’m good at hiding disgust.  
I don’t wanna make amends play pretend to no end
you’re not my friend and you don’t care about me in the end.

Na na na na na na
Na na na na na na

All I ever wanted to feel
a touch a breeze
something that’s real
all I ever wanted to see
is the truth being handed back to me

Now I know better than ever before,
In life you gotta break down doors
Can’t please’ em all that’s what lessons are for,
Let the truth hurt ’em even more, than your words…

Show me the truth show me the truth?
What is the truth, what is the truth?
Show me the truth….

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About Mindy Milburn:
Mindy has a passion for all performing arts- starting out as a ballet dancer and actress, & eventually finding her voice and passion for songwriting and music. Originally from Cleveland Ohio, she has performed in numerous musical theater productions & indie films and was also a member of the Cleveland Cavaliers Dance Team. Mindy made the move to southern California to follow her dream of becoming a recording artist and feels very blessed by the opportunities that have come her way. In addition to singing lead vocals for Make Believe Friends and Lunden Reign, Mindy also performs with a No Doubt and a Madonna tribute band.

About Laura Espinoza:
Laura is a songwriter/guitarist, playwright, and TV producer. Laura recently won a NARAS (Grammy) songwriting contest. She has performed on stage with Luis Maldonado (Train), Terri Nunn (Berlin), Dale Bozzio (Missing Persons) & Prescott Niles (The Knack) and started her career with Matt Sorum (Guns n’ Roses). She has recorded at Capitol Records, Hollywood, Abbey Road, UK and is the host of “The Rock Radio Show” on KBU-FM, Malibu. Laura is also the recipient of 3 Emmy Awards.

The band performs LIVE at The Mint, Los Angeles, July 10, 2021
Tickets Available at:
https://wl.seetickets.us/event/Live-Music-at-The-Mint/428227?afflky=TheMint

To purchase: https://makebelievefriendsband.com

For more information:
www.MakeBelieveFriendsBand.com
https://www.facebook.com/makebelievefriendsband
https://www.youtube.com/MakeBelieveFriends
https://www.instagram.com/MakeBelieveFriendsBand/

Press inquiries: Glass Onyon PR, PH: 1-828-350-8158 (US), glassonyonpr@gmail.com



Album Release Party
David Haney
Circadian World Clock 

Field Recordings and Musical Interpretations
featuring music by Bernard Purdie, Dave Storrs and the Circadians.

Another first for longtime Haney collaborator Bernard Purdie: playing along with Tasmanian birds, a ski race in Finland and much more.  

July 9, 2021 on Youtube  –  https://youtu.be/A_Zr88s7VFw
5pm ET, chat doors open at 4:45 – Q and A plus and background on the project.

Available July 9, 2021
Pre Sale Link: https://bit.ly/CIRCADIANWORLDCLOCKpresave
Order link: https://www.bigroundrecords.com/catalog/br8970/purchase—circadian-world-clock—david-haney.html

CIRCADIAN WORLD CLOCK from David Haney and Big Round Records is a captivating exploration of nature’s musical landscape. In this groundbreaking recording project, Haney challenges participants from around the world to submit 2-3 minute field recordings, each recorded at the specific hours of the day prescribed by the monastic Liturgy of the Hours. These field recordings from the United States, Russia, Brazil, and many other locales make a powerful statement about our interconnectedness as a species. The soundscapes are interpreted by Haney and his fellow musicians with piano, mallets, EBows, drums, percussion, didgeridoo, and an assortment of brass and reed instruments.

The Circadian World Clock is a set of field recordings with musical interpretations. Each participant was asked to record at a specific time of day. The time designations are based on the monastic liturgy of the hours: PRIME, TERCE, SEXT, NONE, VESPERS, COMPLINE, VIGIL, MATINS. In January 2019 and on January 25, 2020, participants all over the world submitted 2-3 minute field recordings for this project. The end result was a recording that starts with the 6 A.M. submissions and proceeds throughout the day at intervals of 3 hours, ending at 3 A.M. on the next day. The next step involved creating a live soundtrack; musicians created a musical landscape based on the field recordings.

Circadian World Clock 2020

On what is normally one of the most travelled days of the year, there was a quiet like the calm before an impending storm. Segments shot worldwide on January 25, 2020 at hourly intervals from Tasmania, Australia; China; Thailand; Finland; Cape Verde, Africa; USA; Argentina; and Brazil.

Photo and Field Recording Credits

Recorded January 1-19, 2019

1.  6am East coast of Tasmania – ROBYN HITCHCOCK

2.  6am Luang Prabang, Laos – EMILY HANEY

3.  9am Copenhagen, Denmark – YAEL ACHER

4. 9am Tel Aviv, Israel – YAEL ACHER

5.  9am Siem Reap, Cambodia – EMILY HANEY

6.  9am Seoul, South Korea – EMILY HANEY

7.  10am Seoul, South Korea – EMILY HANEY

8.  11am Hanoi, Vietnam – EMILY HANEY

9.  12pm Mount Angel, USA – DAVID HANEY

10.  3pm Hanoi, Vietnam – EMILY HANEY

11.  3pm Lahti, Finland – JUKKA LANKINEN

12.  6pm Siem Reap, Cambodia – EMILY HANEY

13.  6pm Saint Louis, Senegal – SALIHA HADJ-DJILANI

14.  9pm New York, USA – NORA MCCARTHY

15.  9pm Moscow, Russia – CHRISTINA From Moscow

16.  9pm Sao Paolo, Brazil – JOSE SIEIRO

17.  12am Mendoza, Argentina – JORGE HERNAEZ

18. 12am, Poschiavo, Switzerland – PATRIK LANDOLT

19.  3am, Portland, Oregon, USA – DAVID HANEY

Special thanks to Emily Haney for all her help and field recordings for this project.


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For Immediate ReleaseItalian Composer, Multi-instrumentalist Giancarlo Erra Releases New Single & Video “Previous Tape”

Taken from the forthcoming new album Departure Tapes released on Kscope on July 2, 2021

With his new album Departure Tapes released July 2nd on Kscope, UK based Italian composer, multi-instrumentalist and visual artist Giancarlo Erra has revealed the 3rd single and video for “Previous Tape”. He comments, “Whatever music I write, whether for a soundtrack or for a rock band, for me, songwriting and melody are always something that must be there (I grew up listening to Beatles so I can’t escape that!). At the same time I’m not a big fan of solos, but I’m obsessed with vocals, even if synthesised. I own a couple of synths dedicated almost exclusively to that.

So on ‘Previous Tape’, I used a Seaboard (keyboard/synth) because it allows me to play instruments and sounds without quantised pitch, like a vocal (or a theremin), while at the same time with a dynamically controlled expression of other parameters, exactly like I would while I sing.”

WATCH THE VIDEO FOR “PREVIOUS TAPE” HERE ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a0fHwQrlWgo)

The new studio album Departure Tapes, the follow up to 2019’s Ends I-VII, consists of 6 contemplative recordings, written while travelling between the UK and Italy and reflect the extremely difficult year Giancarlo experienced due to the death of his estranged father. Erra comments “In 2019 my first solo album was just being released, and I already had the view that I wanted to be more experimental with the second one, but no precise idea how at that point. Then my father suddenly got ill with cancer, and everything changed. I found myself taking care of this man, someone who I have been distanced from for so long.  During this time both of us came to terms with many things. I wanted to get closure, but a positive one, for him and for me.

Creatively it was an interesting period for me – writing this album without realising I was actually writing it, as it is so intrinsically linked to one of the hardest and yet more healing parts of my life. The end result is the most experimental, and at the times, the darkest material I have ever written, without compromise or set plan. It contains all the elements of my music in a very unconscious free flowing way.

Departure Tapes sees Erra using a wide mix of analogue synths and digital plugins though he is keen to highlight the unsung hero of many of his albums, “The 1979 monophonic Korg MS10, deserves a mention because this synth has a wicked filter, a squelching and screaming one that can really do some unique stuff once you use it with the modular part of the synth. In Departure Tapes and in possibly all of my albums, any bass synth part is performed on the MS10, and I believe is the one sound I use it for most of the times. Once you manually tune down the synth and then you tune and move the filter at resonant peak around the notes you need, this thing is able to make not just walls shaking bass sounds, but also ones that contain enough upper medium frequencies to cut through the mix: I would be lost without this little gem.”

Max Richter, Olafur Arnalds, Nils Frahm and the more electronic / ambient recordings of Brian Eno may offer a reference point by which to enter Erra’s world, but the depth within his recordings is truly original.

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Departure Tapes track listing
1. Dawn Tape [06:15]
2. Previous Tape [01:48]
3. 169th Tape [02:51]
4. Unwound Tape [08:24]
5. Departure Tape [16:51] WATCH VIDEO
6. A Blues For My Father [07:31] WATCH VIDEO

Departure Tapes will be released on the following formats and is available to pre-order HERE ( https://GiancarloErra.lnk.to/DepartureTapes)
• A gatefold LP on oxblood coloured 180g vinyl
• 2-disc CD/DVD with the DVD-A/V including high resolution stereo & 5.1 mix:
DVD-V: stereo 24/48 LPCM lossless mixes, Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround, DTS 96/24 5.1 Surround and DVD-A: 5.1 Surround 24/48 LPCM lossless mixes
• Digitally (with digital pre-orders receiving the single “Departure Tape” as an instant download from 22nd April)

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(photography by Caroline Traitler www.carolinetraitler.net )

Album Listening Party!

Giancarlo will be hosting an album listening party on Tuesday 6th July at 1:30 PM EST (6:30pm BST) on his YouTube channel. He will be listening to the album live and answering your questions.

2 viewers will be in with a chance of winning a free signed copy of Departure Tapes in any format.

See you there!

Follow Giancarlo Erra:
https://facebook.com/giancarloerramusic
https://twitter.com/giancarloerra
https://www.instagram.com/giancarloerra/
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC8aXOIiw7HiVfCdZ6r66bKA
https://soundcloud.com/giancarloerra

All artist photography by Caroline Traitler www.carolinetraitler.net
Album artwork by Giancarlo Erra
For more hi-res images: www.kscopemusic.com/media/erra

Press Inquiries: Glass Onyon PR, PH: 828-350-8158, glassonyonpr@gmail.com


July 3, 2021

To: Listings/Critics/Features
From: Jazz Promo Services
www.jazzpromoservices.com

 

Jane Ira Bloom
DownBeat 2021 Critics Poll Winner
Soprano Saxophonist of The Year
photo: Clara Pereira

Some Kind of Tomorrow

Wild Lines: Improvising Emily Dickinson
Audiophile Edition

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